Diva Dairy & Gluten Free Brownies
1 stick vegan buttery substitute, melted (I used Blue Bonnet Light Stick)
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/2 cup dark cocoa powder (I used Hershey's Special Dark)
2 cups sugar
1 tsp instant coffee
2 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 cup gluten free flour blend (I used Bob's Red Mill All Purpose)
1/2 tsp xanthan gum
1/4 tsp sea salt
1/4 tsp baking soda
1 to 2 cups dairy & gluten free chocolate chips (I only used 1 cup as that was how much I had) - optional
1 cup chopped walnuts or nuts of choice - optional
Combine the melted buttery alternative, apple sauce, cocoa powder, sugar, instant coffee, eggs, and vanilla.
Stir in the gluten free flour blend, xanthan gum, sea salt, and baking soda.
Fold in the chocolate chips and nuts if using.
Spread into a greased 9 x 13 baking pan.
Bake at 350 F for 30 to 45 minutes or until done.